Open note in external editor. Save changes back to note.
Dave Ferree 12 years ago • updated by Alex Jenter 8 years ago • 9
Add menu item 'Edit Ext.' , to export selected note contents to user defined editor (such as Sublime Text, WriteMonkey, Notepad ++, Q10, etc). Not intended to replace default editor, or the regular export. Simply a way to streamline the process when you need a little more power.
For handling, I'm thinking that CN could save the note as a temporary text file with a randomly generated name and open it with the external editor. Lock the note but watch the file for changes, so saved data gets imported straight back into CN. When the external editor is closed, import the last changes, delete the file and unlock the note.
Or every note could be backed up with a text file by default, allowing the external editor to reopen the notes directly. And cause incredible bloat...
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Thinking about it actually makes me excited. The idea that there might be a writing environment that I can stick with from now until the end of days almost seems too good to be true. The perfect simplicity of CintaNotes combined with the perfect simplicity of Focus Writer, with seamless integration between the two, is just too good to be true.
I don't want to make things unnecessary complicate and I would be fine with getting only plain text in a first step. But in the long run we should also provide a solution with formatting. Formatting is part of CintaNotes and having several sub-features that don't support formatting gives a feeling of patchwork.
This feature would be of no use for me if I loose formatting but I would vote for this feature if we could retain formatting.